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        To Have and Have Not

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First edition of Hemingway's second novel set in the United States about Harry Morgan, a fishing boat captain out of Key West, Florida. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in an excellent near fine dust jacket with a few small chips to the spine. To Have and Have Not was Hemingway's first since A Farewell to Arms was published eight years earlier, follows the life and adventures of Harry Morgan from rum-running to revolution. Brimming with criticism directed at American capitalism and the bureaucracy of the Roosevelt administration, the novel explores social circumstances and situations in Key West, "that paradise of the 'haves' and purgatory of the 'have nots." "In To Have and Have Not, Hemingway for the first time showed an interest in a possible solution of social problems through collective action" (Hart, 327). Basis for the Howard Hawks film co-scripted by Faulkner and featuring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

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        Superb Coronation Photo by Dorothy Wilding signed by the King and Queen and dated by the King, on the mount, (1895-1952, King of England) & ELIZABETH (1900-2002, Queen of Great Britain)

      1937 - also signed in capitals by the photographer in white ink, showing them standing on the steps with their robes flowing down in front of them and the two young Princesses standing between their parents, 10" x 8", in mount 11½" x 8½", no place but London, From the collection of Air Vice-Marshal Sir Edward "Mouse" Fielden, GVCO, CB. DFC. AFC., personal pilot to Edward VIII when Prince of Wales, Chief Air Pilot and Extra Equerry, then Captain of the King's Flight/Queen's Flight. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        William Saroyan.

      1937. 1937 - Black & White Photograph, mounted and framed on mat board. Good.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Alishar Huyuk Seasons of 1930-1932. [Three volumes]:

      University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, Volumes XXVIII, XXIX and XXX. Researches in Anatolia Volumes VII, VIII, IX., Chicago 1937 - This set weighs 9 kilos before packing. A very good set in original cloth. With a little marking, and a small scuffed hole to spine of volume 3. First edition. Three volumes, 4to, pp.xxii, 283 11 plates including frontispiece (6 coloured, 3 extending), with 281 figures in the text (1 extending) ; pp.xxii, 481, 26 plates, including frontispiece (3 coloured, 17 extending), with 513 figures, plans and tables in the text (16 extending); pp.xxiv, 496, 15 plates (5 coloured, 5 extending), with 289 figures, plans and tables in the text (23 extending, 1 folding).

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Letters from Iceland

      Random House. New York 1937 - First printing. 269pp. Signed by Auden and MacNeice in pencil to the title page and very scarce thus. The first North American edition of Auden and MacNeice's 'unconventional' pre-war travelogue. The narrative's jocular tone is a little forced at times, but the book closes quietly with MacNeice's Epilogue: "Our prerogatives as men / Will be cancelled who knows when / Still I drink your health before / The gun-butt raps upon the door." Auden then travelled to Spain and the civil war, whilst MacNeice followed in the footsteps of Dr Johnson and went to the Hebrides with Nancy Coldstream. This copy in very good condition; text-block tight and sound with some age-toning to the edges of the leaves. Dust jacket rather worn with some loss, a few closed tears and some pin-holes, otherwise no faults. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Cornell]
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        Letteratura. Rivista trimestrale di letteratura contemporanea

      Parenti, Firenze 1937 - I primi 16 numeri di una delle più importanti riviste letterarie del '900 italiano. 16 fascicoli in-8° (252x180mm), pp. 150 - 200 ca. per ciascun fascicolo, brossure originali a stampa. Varie tavv. in b.n. f.t. Allegata una cedola editoriale. Alcune firme di possesso. In buono stato conservativo (alcuni fascicoli sono intonsi). La rivista, fondata e diretta da Alessandro Bonsanti con perioditià trimestrale, fu pubblicata, nella sua prima serie, sino al 1947 (dal 1950 essa riprese le pubblicazioni, protraendole sino al 1971 e assumendo, negli ultimi numeri, il titolo Arte e poesia), avvalendosi dei più prestigiosi scrittori e critici dell'Italia del tempo: Bonsanti stesso, Montale, Luzi, Quasimodo, Gadda, Bo, Delfini, Comisso, Contini, la Manzini, Praz, Loria, Bilenchi, Vittorini, Lisi, Penna, Landolfi, Saba, ecc. Il sedicesimo fascicolo della nostra raccolta è quello fuori serie del marzo 1939 curato da Falqui e De Robertis e dedicato monograficamente a D'Annunzio da poco scomparso, volendo offrire un consuntivo della sua eredità letteraria. La rivista, ideale continuazione di Solaria e vivamente simpatetica nei confronti dell'ermetismo, pubblicò anche per la prima volta in italiano scritti di T. S. Eliot, Saroyan, Rilke, Cocteau, Kafka, ecc. Italiano

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        Star Maker

      Methuen, 1937 A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1937. A very good book - the first issue blue binding with the red lettering. Previous owner's stamp and name to pastedown and front endpaper. In a very good unclipped wrapper (publisher's reprice) with some internal repairs to the spine. Some creasing and splitting to the spine. Some light loss to the corners and some rubbing. An affordable copy of a rare novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Road to Oxiana.

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1937 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. A couple of small very pale spots to the spine, otherwise an excellent copy in slightly rubbed jacket, mildly chafed and with slightly crumpling and a few trivial splits head and tail of the spine. Frontispiece and 15 plates. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of royal blue cloth lettered in gold. "An enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB). In his introduction to the 1981 re-issue, Bruce Chatwin confessed to considering it "a work of genius" which he had elevated to the status of "sacred text". He stressed that it remained an important book, as in between the "bravura passages" Byron expounds a serious thesis about the significance of Afghan influence on Persian civilization. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Bourke-White Photograph

      - A rare original photograph of the notoriously awful soprano, taken at a party at her Manhattan apartment in the Seymour Hotel in 1937. Photographed by Margaret Bourke-White for Life magazine, for a projected story, "Life Goes to a Party," which was never published. In front of the piano and her own portrait, Jenkins is shown delightedly offering her hand to a gallant younger man. Some staining to the right edge and corner creases; overall in very good condition. 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm).The American photographer and documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the firsthand American female war photojournalist, and the first female photographer for Henry Luce's Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover.Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."  She made some vanity 78 rpm records for the Mel-o-tone label during World War Two, and in October 1944 hired Carnegie Hall for a recital.  The bad reviews that resulted from that recital were said to break her heart and she died a few weeks later at age 76, but the recordings have kept her name and her art alive.  In recent years there have been several plays about her, and this year there are three full-length movies.  The first, a French comedy-drama titled "Marguerite," was released earlier this year.  A second, produced in Britain and starring Meryl Streep as Jenkins, is being released in the USA in August, 2016, and later this year a German docu-drama starring soprano Joyce di Donato as Jenkins will premiere.  Two different full-length biographies of Jenkins have appeared within the last weeks in England, one by Darryl Bullock and the other by Jasper Rees. However, autograph material and other historical memorabilia of Jenkins is of the utmost rarity.  

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        MEDIAEVAL ENGLISH PAVING TILES

      Oxford, England: Shakespeare Head Press, 1937. half red morocce, cloth, gilt emblematic tooling and lettering on spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Shakespeare Head Press. 4to. half red morocce, cloth, gilt emblematic tooling and lettering on spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. (viii), 326, (2) pages. Limited to 425 copies. Table of contents, bibliography, indices of subjects and places, acknowledgment, epilogue. Includes early inlaid and keyed tiles, as well as later printed and unkeyed tiles. Also includes tips for accurate dating. Illustrations by the author throughout text. Lightly rubbed and scuffed along edges. Very lightly tanned at edges of text.

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        Der Kampf um die Autobahnen. Geschichte der Autobahnen in Deutschland 1907 - 1935 unter Berücksichtigung ähnlicher Pläne und Bestrebungen im übrigen Europa. (Memoiren)

      192 Seiten mit Skizzen und Fotos. Illustr. Or.Karton. Sehr selten. ",,,Todt hatte Anfang Juli 1937 von Willy Hof, einem der frühen Verfechter und ausgezeichneten Kenner der Autobahnidee in Deutschland, ein Manuskript von Kurt Kaftan mit dem Titel "Autostraßen im Europa" erhalten. Dieses Manuskript, auf Kaftans Schrift "Europa braucht Autobahnen" basierend und ins Italienische übersetzt, hatte Hof auch an Puricelli in Mailand gesandt. Sowohl Todt als auch Puricelli, sind empört über Kaftans Schrift, beiden gingen augenscheinlich die Positionen in der Schrift Kaftans zu weit. Der Generalinspektor und der Senator reklamieren in dem nun folgenden Schriftverkehr, ihren und den Anspruch ihrer "Führer" auf die geistige Urheberschaft an den Autobahnen. In verschiedenen seiner Schriften hat Kaftan immer wieder die italienische Vorreiterrolle und die der HAFRABA in Deutschland betont, was Todt natürlich ein Dorn im Auge war. Schon zu dieser Zeit maßregelte Todt, verbunden mit einer offenen Drohung, den Schriftsteller Kaftan: "Die Reichsautobahnen, wie wir sie jetzt bauen, haben nicht als von der 'HAFRABA' vorbereitet zu gelten, sondern einzig und allein als 'Die Straßen Adolf Hitlers'" (Vgl.BArch, R 4602/729, Bl. 79, Aufzeichnungen von Theodor Krebs). Andererseits galt Kaftan auch als Kritiker von Puricellis Planungen und bezeichnete dessen im Jahre 1935 veröffentlichte Fassung eines internationalen Autobahnnetzes auf Grund des nur peripher berücksichtigten Nordeuropa als unausgegoren. Kaftan selbst wurde daraufhin offenbar von Todt und Puricelli unter Druck gesetzt, die aus ihrer Sicht "großen" Fehler in seinem Manuskript zu beseitigen. Anderenfalls wollte Puricelli mit einer "Publikation den wahren Hergang" schildern. "Ich nehme an, dass Herrn Dr. Todt ich selbst einen Gefallen tun werde, wenn ich damit zur Kenntnis bringe, was in der Autostraßenplanung und im Autobahnenbau alles geleistet wurde, bevor er die Ehre und das Glück hatte, vom Führer an die erste Stelle gesetzt zu werden." Kaftan bezeichnete Hof einmal (in: Die Autobahn 7/1933) als "den Frontkämpfer". In Ober-Ramstadt, wo Hof 1956 starb, wird er als der "Vater der Autobahnen" bezeichnet.

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        La photographie n?est pas l?art. 12 photographies. Avant-propos de André Breton.

      - G.L.M. GLM, 1937. In-8, en feuilles, (4)-(12)-(2) ff., sous couverture bleue imprimée et couverture noire ajourée (menues déchirures sans manques à la couverture noire). / 8vo, loose pages, (4)-(12)-(2) f., ptd. blue cover, black cover with opening (minute tearings without lack on black cover). Edition originale, premier tirage. Bel exemplaire, complet des toutes les planches, y compris "Plein-air artistique", qui manque souvent. / First edition, first printing. A fine copy, complete of all plates, including the often-missing "Plein-air artistique". * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        STORAGE AND STABILITY. A Modern Ever-normal Granary. Signed by T. W. Schultz.

      New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937. xviii, 298 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding with minor sunning to spine and minimal shelfwear; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Lacks the dustjacket. Stated "First Edition." With a Foreword by Dr. Alvin Johnson. Small stain on front endpaper and tiny stains in the margin of a few pages of text. From the library of Theodore W. Schultz (1902-1998), winner of the 1979 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with W. A. Lewis. Schultz has signed the book in pencil on a front endpaper.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        To the Memory of Edward Thomas

      

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        Shuzenji Hotspring with Cherry Blossom in Spring

      Shiro Kasmatsu (1898-1992) Shuzenji Hotspring with Cherry Blossom in Spring Original woodblock print, Japan, 1937. 375 x 255mm. £1500

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        Lapidarium sinicum (Shi Ya) - A study of the rocks, fossils and metals as known in Chinese literature

      Memoir of the Geological Survey of China, Series B, No 2 zweite, umgearbeitete und beste Auflage mit englischem und französischem Vorwort und englischem Inhaltsverzeichnis Name eines Vorbesitzers mit Standort (Kyôto) und Jahr (1937) in Tinte auf einem Vorsatzblatt, ansonsten ein sauberes, schönes Exemplar, offenbar privat in Leinen gebunden.

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        The Evolution of the Tank, A Record of Royal Naval Air Service Caterpillar Experiments.

      London: Hutchinson, 1937. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.352 [16]. With 61 b/w illustrations including frontispiece. In publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. INSCRIBED by the author to verso of front free end-paper: 'With every possible good wish, 6.8.39 // To // Michael J. W. Benn // Your father has been for many years / a much valued colleague of mine / both in the Royal Naval Air Service / and in the House of Commons. I / have admired very much his great / activity and all the hard work he / has done for his country during the / last twenty five years. // He tells me you have a creative mind. / May I urge you to develop it all you / can, because those who have this gift / are scarce. // This book will indicate to you / how good seed well sown may / induce a Bumper Harvest - and / the satisfaction which comes to the sower / that none can remove. Murray F. Sueter, Rear-Admiral / House of Commons.'Slight reading lean; spine lightly sunned, with light shelf-wear. Good overall, with a superb association. Michael Julius Wedgwood Benn (1921-1944) was the eldest son of Air Commodore William Wedgwood Benn, 1st Viscount Stansgate - distinguished flight officer and politician, and father of Labour politician Tony Benn. Having joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War with his younger brother Tony, Michael was tragically killed when his Mosquito malfunctioned and crashed near Chichester in 1944. The book itself tells the story of the genesis of the tank, constituting the first word on the matter from the man who directed the initial project. Gestating at first as an armoured car for the Royal Naval Air Service, the tank was first referred to as a caterpillar landship.

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        Almanaque de la Revolución Española. P.O.U.M.

      Spain: Grafos, Colectivizada, 1937 - Folio (470 x 270 mm). Two hole punches at top, red hanging cord. Old dampstain causing slight discolouration at head of images, "May" slightly frayed at bottom edge, otherwise in very good condition. Coloured lithograph cover (reproducing the design for March) and 12 similar images by "Sim"; with descriptive letterpress for each month in Spanish, French and English. Rare Republican calendar from the Spanish Civil War, the images striking and the colour fresh and bright: Copac cites only the copy at the V&A among British and Irish institutional libraries; no location recorded by OCLC or KVK, not in the extensive Southworth Spanish Civil War Collection at UC San Diego or the Biblioteca del Pavelló de la República of the University of Barcelona. The calendar's rarity may be accounted for by the fact that each month is separated by a perforation from its accompanying illustration, so that the lithograph could be detached and kept. It was issued by POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista), the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, forever connected with the name of George Orwell and Homage to Catalonia. The Southworth Collection has a poster - for Setmana de l'infant (Week of the Child), issued in 1936 - designed by "Sim", a pseudonym "used by the painter [José Luis] Rey Vila [1900-1983]. He received his artistic training in the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona. An unsigned text in an album of images which he executed during the war (12 Escenas de Guerra) states that during his military service in the Spanish territories in northern Africa, which coincided with the defeat of the Spanish troops at Annual (July 21, 1921), Sim 'became aware of the moral turpitude of politicians and of the military, and he became a firm defender of the people. For that reason, his drawings have an improvisational character, agile and nervous, emotional and revolutionary.' In the first months of the war, Sim arrived at the headquarters of the artists' trade-union in Catalonia, the Sindicat de Dibuixants Professionals, 'with an album of drawings under his arm' which he offered for publication (this album is probably Estampas de la Revolución Espa§ola, 19 de Julio de 1936). Sim was refused, partly because drawings were not seen as adequate means of propaganda, and also because he lacked personal references, an important liability in a climate of intense suspicion caused by the war. This poster [for Week of the Child] is evidence that Sim found other means to collaborate with the war effort, working for the Generalitat (publisher of this poster), and also for anarchist organizations (the aforementioned album Estampas de la Revolución Española was published by the Spanish Anarchist Party, FAI, and by the CNT)". "Sim" was the focus of a recent exhibition and conference at the Biblioteca del Pavelló de la República of the University of Barcelona, who possess a copy of a 1938 calendar with his designs. A conspicuous survival and a memorable record of the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Fragua Social: Organo de la Confederacion Regional del Trabajo de Levante / Portavoz de la Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo de España - 49 issues

      [CNT], Valencia 1937 - Substantial run of this Spanish Civil War newspaper, the official organ of the anarcho-syndicalist group Confederación Nacional del Trabajo. Published in Valencia between 1936-1939, the paper provided daily coverage of the Republican struggle, with articles by Jesus Muro, Felix Paredes, Enrique Lopez Alarcon, Gaston Leval, and Juan Lopez, et al. Illustrated with political cartoons and caricatures throughout. Large runs extremely uncommon in the trade; OCLC shows just 5 American institutions holding any issues. 49 tabloid issues (ca.48cm), with publication seqence as follows: Año II, Nos. 219, 224-225, 227-228, 233-234, 241-243, 245, 327-329, 331-332, 334-340, 342, 347-349, 351-352, 356, 358-363, 365-378. Printed offset, on newsprint, ca.8pp per issue; illus. Issues show light overall wear and toning, creases and small tears, with underlining and marginalia in red and blue colored-pencil to most issues; overall Very Good.

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        Fragua Social: Organo de la Confederacion Regional del Trabajo de Levante / Portavoz de la Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo de España - 49 issues

      Valencia: [CNT], 1937. Substantial run of this Spanish Civil War newspaper, the official organ of the anarcho-syndicalist group Confederación Nacional del Trabajo. Published in Valencia between 1936-1939, the paper provided daily coverage of the Republican struggle, with articles by Jesus Muro, Felix Paredes, Enrique Lopez Alarcon, Gaston Leval, and Juan Lopez, et al. Illustrated with political cartoons and caricatures throughout. Large runs extremely uncommon in the trade; OCLC shows just 5 American institutions holding any issues. 49 tabloid issues (ca.48cm), with publication seqence as follows: Año II, Nos. 219, 224-225, 227-228, 233-234, 241-243, 245, 327-329, 331-332, 334-340, 342, 347-349, 351-352, 356, 358-363, 365-378. Printed offset, on newsprint, ca.8pp per issue; illus. Issues show light overall wear and toning, creases and small tears, with underlining and marginalia in red and blue colored-pencil to most issues; overall Very Good.

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        Present Indicative.

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt, buff endpapers, top edge purple, publisher's device to the rear board in blind. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 30 plates. Spine gently rolled and slightly faded. An excellent copy in the jacket with nicks to spine ends and some creases to extremities. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Dennis Wheatley, from Nöel Coward". With Wheatley's bookplate to the front pastedown.

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        The Devil Breathes But Once.

      London: John Long Limited, 1937 - Octavo. Original turquoise cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Spotting to edges of text block, endpapers, title pages, and occasionally to margins of contents. The cloth bright and fresh. An excellent copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with closed tears at the folds. First edition, first impression, in the remainder binding and dust jacket with price sticker over the spine panel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937, [together with;] The Sino-Japanese Hostilities Shanghai 1937. Index.

      Shanghai & Wei-Hai-Wei: Ah Fong Photographer, 819 Nanking Road, Aug.?Nov., 1937. 2 volumes (album & index), landscape octavo. Original black sand-grained cloth cord-backed binder, red silk tie, large gilt block to the front board showing Shanghai under assault by Japanese 'planes, ships and tanks, large images of bombs and shells superimposed on the silhouette of the skyline of the Bund; the 12-page index, stitched in printed grey wraps, lettered in black on the front panel. The first with 201 tipped-in silver gelatin photos, all numbered in white ink above the image keyed to the printed index, frontispiece photo (88 x 127 mm) of dead and burned soldiers is unlisted in the index, nearly all of the rest are 63 x 83 mm, a number of night scenes colour-tinted in vivid red, two panoramic photos, one in red, sized 83 x 203 mm. Album slightly rubbed, and with minor edge-wear, remains very good; the front panel of the wraps to the index has a soft crease, minor toning to fore-edges, and the ownership inscription of "J. D. Willmouth, Shanghai, China, August, 1937 - January, 1938" to the front panel. First edition of the complete set of 200 silver gelatin photographs issued by the Ah Fong Photography Studio, recording the brutal siege and conquest of Shanghai by the Japanese at the opening of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival (2013) - Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the Institute for Chinese Studies at Oxford, refers to the Battle of Shanghai as turning "China's most open, lively and cosmopolitan centre... into a charnel house". Extremely uncommon, OCLC records a copy with just 100 prints at Cornell, and another similar in the National Library of Australia, IWM have listings for three copies within individual archives, but none with an image count, the presence of the folded index mounted inside the front boards, rather than the loosely inserted stitched index as here, suggesting that they are copies of the shorter version. BL has a copy of the 200-item index in the India Office Collection. Following the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-5) in which Japan had conquered and absorbed Manchuria into their empire, hostilities had sporadically flared and intensified in the region. After a number of provocations in the summer of 1937 Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist forces joined with the warlords of Hunan and Szechwan provinces to fight the Japanese. Chiang believed that attacks on Japanese naval installations and troops in and around Shanghai would force the hand of foreign powers to ally with China in the fight against Japan to protect their investments in southern China. The Nationalist Chinese managed to hold out for three months against ferocious bombardment by the Japanese from 'planes based in Taiwan, and ships on the Huangpu River. These attacks inflicted terrible casualties on the Chinese, eventually forcing them to retreat from Shanghai to Nanking under constant attack from Japanese reinforcements. The sometimes shockingly brutal images gathered here include a panorama of the Bund with the USS Augusta and HMS Cumberland in port evacuating foreign nationals, the burning of Chapei in October, 1937, Japanese Marines in action, casualties from the Pantheon Theatre, Chinese troops in combat with tanks, cremated bodies, corpses floating downstream, Chinese snipers, bombing on Paoshan Road, Markham Road, the burning of Chapei, Pootung, and Kiangwan, Japanese heavy bombers, Red Cross transporting the wounded, American Marines, the Japanese "Victory March" through the International Concession with the photos taken outside of the British Consulate. The Ah Fong studio was established in Hong Kong in 1859 by Lai Afong, a commercial photographer who was trained by early western photographers in China. "The most significant Chinese photographer of the nineteenth century" (Terry Bennett in Hannay, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography (p.815) Afong subsequently opened studios in Canton, Shanghai, and Wei-Hai-Wei, "gaining his success mainly in western community residing or travelling in China" (Shi Chen, Early Chinese Photographers from 1840 to 1870, University of Florida, 2009, p.7). It seems that the studio maintained its reputation when his son took over around the turn of the century. An excellent copy of this extremely elusive and historically important publication.

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP

      München, Zentralverlag, 1937. 4. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 592 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband an Kanten leicht berieben, Zustand 2 (TG12) (TG12)

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP,

       1937. München, Zentralverlag, 1937. 4. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 592 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband an Kanten leicht berieben, Zustand 2 (TG12) (TG12) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP

      München, Zentralverlag, 1937. 4. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 592 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband an Kanten leicht berieben, auf Einbandrückseite wenige kleine Flecken, Zustand 2 (TG7) (TG7)

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP,

       1937. München, Zentralverlag, 1937. 4. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 592 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband an Kanten leicht berieben, auf Einbandrückseite wenige kleine Flecken, Zustand 2 (TG7) (TG7) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1937, 3. Auflage, Ganzleineneinband, 556 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband und Schnitt leicht fleckig, Zustand 2- (TG13) (TG13)

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP,

       1937. München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1937, 3. Auflage, Ganzleineneinband, 556 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband und Schnitt leicht fleckig, Zustand 2- (TG13) (TG13) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP

      München, Zentralverlag, 1937. 3. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 556 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband leicht fleckig, Zustand 2- (TG2) (TG2)

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP,

       1937. München, Zentralverlag, 1937. 3. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 556 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband leicht fleckig, Zustand 2- (TG2) (TG2) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1937, 2. Auflage, Ganzleineneinband, 552 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband und Vorsatzblatt fleckig, sonst Zustand 2- (TG3) (TG3)

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP,

       1937. München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1937, 2. Auflage, Ganzleineneinband, 552 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband und Vorsatzblatt fleckig, sonst Zustand 2- (TG3) (TG3) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Metamorphosis

      London: The Parton Press,, 1937. Translated by A. L. Lloyd. Octavo. Original blue cloth-backed dark brown boards, titles to spine in black, titles to front board in black on blue paper. A small amount of rubbing to the extremities but overall a smart copy of this important and powerful book. First English language edition, first impression, of the author's masterpiece which was originally published in October 1915 as Die Verwandlung in the German magazine. This copy with neat pencil marginalia amending the English translation on pages 49-59 by Erich Heller, who co-edited Briefe an Felice (1967), Der Dichter über sein Werk (1969), and Ãœber das Schreiben (1983). Also with loosely inserted hand-written note from Heller, written on a correspondence card while he was professor of German at University College, Swansea.

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        Nouvelle histoire de Mouchette

      First edition on ordinary paper.With an autograph inscription from Georges Bernanos to José Vincent.Tiny foxings, not serious, on the spine, copy retaining its advertising slip. Plon Paris 1937 12x19cm broché

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        THE CASE OF THE LAME CANARY

      New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Very Good++. Octavo. A near fine copy bound in black cloth with yellow lettering, top edge stained yellow in a very good++ dust jacket with minimal scuffs, short closed tear. 281 pp.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        München die Hauptstadt der Bewegung grüsst Benito Mussolini - 25. September 1937.

      (Geschenkbildband). goldgeprägter Ledereinband mit Kordelbindung, ohne Seitenangabe, mit vielen Abbildungen, 21 Blatt mit aufgeklebten farbigen Abbildungen, Text deutsch-italienisch, Einband leicht berieben, Zustand 2 (FG5) - SEHR SELTEN ! - 1937. (Geschenkbildband)

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        Great Contemporaries

      Thornton Butterworth Ltd., London 1937 - "Great Contemporaries" by the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, former Prime Minister of England. First edition, third printing, with "Third Impression" stated on the copyright page. Published by Thornton Butterworth Ltd., London, 1937. Measures 5.5" x 8.75", 334 pages including Index. Illustrated with photographic reproductions. With its original dust jacket. Dust jacket has a gift inscription in ink written by Beatrix Stanley, the daughter of Thomas Taylor, the 3rd Marquess of Headfort. The dust jacket is in very good to very good minus condition. Minor creasing to the panels with chips to the tops of the flap folds. Tape repairs made at the top of the spine and onto both panels. Light sunning to the spine with a few small stains. The original price of 21s.net is present on the front flap. The book is in very good condition. Light sunning and wear to the edges. Minor foxing to the fore-edge of the textblock. The textblock is gently toned, clean, bright, and unmarked. The binding is sound. A nice copy of this biographical account of historical leaders, hard to find with its scarce dust jacket. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(G12-10) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Titanic

      First edition, one of 300 copies not numbered.Handsome autograph inscription from Benjamin Fondane :" A Roger Caillois and puisse ce livre le trouver to ses "heures de faiblesse" où il aime la poésie, au cas où il s'en trouve dans Titanic..."A good copy.  Les cahiers du journal des poètes Paris 1937 14x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE CASE OF THE LAME CANARY

      New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Very Good++. Octavo. A near fine copy bound in black cloth with yellow lettering, top edge stained yellow in a very good++ dust jacket with minimal scuffs, short closed tear. 281 pp.

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        Les Mains libres. Dessins de Man Ray Illustrés par les poèmes de Paul Eluard.

      (Jeanne Bucher) 1937 - In-4 pleine reliure box, large bande façon lézard au premier plat, velour en garde et contreplat, couvertures illustrées et dos conservés (petite humidité angulaire), tête dorée, doublure et étui bordé (reliure signée L. Poron), 208 pp. 66 dessins à l'encre de chine en regard des poèmes de Paul Eluard. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale. Tiré à 675 ex. num., celui-ci sur vergé. Envoi manususcrit de Paul Eluard au faux titre. Eluard a composé ses poèmes. à partir des dessins réalisés par Man Ray en 1936-37 alors qu’il voyage dans le Sud de la France et en Cornouailles. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reichsband Adressenwerk der Dienststellen der NSDAP mit den angeschlossenen Verbänden, des Staates, der Reichsregierung und Behörden und der Organisationen: Kultur - Reichsnährstand - gewerbliche Wirtschaft

      Herausgegeben unter Aufsicht der Reichsleitung der NSDAP. Hauptorganisationsamt, München unter Mitarbeit der Gauorganisationsämter mit Lexikon-Wegweiser von A Z,Das hier vorliegende bietet mit seinen Verzeichnissen aller Dienststellen, beginnend mit der Reichsleitung - enthaltend die Adressen und Stellenbesetzungen - einen unvergleichlichen Einblick in die Verfasstheit und Organisation des Dritten Reiches. Für jeden Forscher und Interessierten stellt das Adressenwerk eine äußerst wertvolle Quelle und ein unerlässliches Hilfsmittel dar. Das Werk enthält folgende Abschnitte: Lexikon-Wegweiser von A - Z, Teil I: Reichsleitung der NSDAP, Teil II Die Dienststellen der Gauleitungen der NSDAP, Teil III: Die Reichsregierung Behörden, Teil IV: Berufliche Organisationen, Berlin, Verlag Die Deutsche Tat, ohne Jahr (1937), Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, abschnittweise paginiert, insgesamt ca. 2500 Seiten, Kartenskizzen, Einband nur leicht berieben und leicht fleckig, unauffällige Spuren eines Bibliotheksaufklebers auf Einband, auf Titelseite Vereinnahmungsstempel: Oberlandesgericht München, Zustand 2 (OA1949) (1937)

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        Les vertes collines de l'Afrique

      First edition in French, falsely stated the fourthLight brown Bradel paper boards, black shagreen title label, covers preservedInscribed by Hemingway to Paul Pinay. Nrf Paris 1937 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Collection of 23 Photographs of Japanese Bombing of Shanghai, circa 1937

      1937 - Scarce and interesting collection of 23 silver gelatin photographs of the destruction and human casualty of the bombing of Shanghai in 1937. Each print is 4" x 3". All photographs can be viewed in the attached images. The photographs are blank to verso. Some are quite distressing.

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        Reichsparteitag der Arbeit

      Diessen, Raumbild Verlag Schönstein, 1937, Ganzleineneinband, 62 Seiten, 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Einband berieben und fleckig, Zustand 2- (P105) (P105)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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